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Species Idaea demissaria - Red-Bordered Wave Moth - Hodges#7114

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Sterrhinae
Tribe Sterrhini
Genus Idaea
Species demissaria (Red-Bordered Wave Moth - Hodges#7114)
Hodges Number
7114
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idaea demissaria (Hübner, [1831])
Eois demissaria Hübner, [1831]
Many synonyms.
Size
Wingspan 14-19 mm.(1)
Forewing length 8-9 mm.(2)
Identification
Adult: Straw-colored wings have reddish shading in basal area and beyond PM. Slightly scalloped lines are reddish brown. All wings are marked in tiny black discal dots. (3)
Range
Occurs throughout North America, except the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains, etc.. (4), (5)
Season
Adults are most common from March to October; year-round in Texas and Florida. (1)
Food
Unrecorded; probably a variety of low plants.(1)
Print References
Covell Jr., C. V 1984. A Field Guide to the Moths of Eastern North America. p.376, pl.46(16) (1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America.Press. pl.31.27, p.222. (2)
Internet References
Maryland Moths adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (CBIF)